Feb 21, 2008

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The death of the auction-rate market?

Feb 21, 2008
Bond issuers and banks are joining with big-time investors in getting out of the auction-rate securities market which, among other things, has helped state and local governments fund public works projects. Bob Moon reports.

Did Societe Generale know of illicit trading?

Feb 21, 2008
Societe Generale reported that Jerome Kerviel, the rogue trader, cost the company around $5 billion. Though the company claims he did the trading on his own, an internal report revealed he had received big bonuses. Stephen Beard reports.

Pro-Clinton group launches ad campaign

Feb 21, 2008
Some of Sen. Hillary Clinton's wealthy supporters have reached the legal limit on donating to her campaign. So they've started an independent group that's running ads in Ohio and Texas that argue her case. Steve Henn reports.

Crisis can lead to affordable housing

Feb 21, 2008
The threat of foreclosure has hit millions of Americans. But commentator Angela Glover Blackwell says the housing bust may finally put affordable homes within reach, allowing communities to rebuild.

NFL turns job fair into profits

Feb 21, 2008
The National Football League's annual job fair, known as the scouting combine, gives prospects a chance to show their stuff. It's also turned into a revenue opportunity. Kai Ryssdal talks with business of sports commentator Ed Derse about the money…

Commercial real estate also suffering

Feb 21, 2008
Commercial real estate has been hit with a 90% drop in sales in the last year due to the subprime crisis. And now developers are having to pay higher borrowing costs, which could mean higher rents and lower tax revenues.…

CEO keeps growing new ventures

Feb 21, 2008
Some of the Internet economy's leading-edge companies were born at high-tech incubator Idealab. And then came the dot-com bust. Idealab survived but it's taken a new direction. Kai Ryssdal talks with CEO Bill Gross in Conversations From the Corner Office.

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